Curating links to videos on a page

The basis for Stream (built on SharePoint) is having video files stored in SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, & Yammer with the ability to create destinations that feature video content in your Viva Connections and SharePoint-based intranet. For more background information, see Overview of featuring videos with web parts, pages, sites, & portals.

When you want to direct visitors to a set of videos links, there are a few web parts you could use, depending on how you want those links to display.

When you want to bring focus and visual interest to your page, you can use the Hero web part.

The Hero web part can display several links using compelling images and text to draw attention to each link. When you link to a video stored in SharePoint Online, the video thumbnail is automatically used as the hero image, or you can customize the link to use your own image. After a user selects a video, a new tab opens launching the video player.

In the future, we'll enhance the hero web part so that clicking on a video link will open the video in a light box experience directly on the page, keeping viewers in the context of the current page.

Organization intranet home page being shown via Viva Connections as a tab in Teams. Videos are shown on the top of the page in the hero web part.

When you want to have a simple list of links on your page, you can use the Quick Links web part. The Quick Links web part allows you to "pin" video and other links to your page for easy access. The web part allows for a few different layouts to choose from. After a user selects a video, a new tab opens launching the video player.

Videos in a list in the quick links web part.

See also

Overview of featuring videos with web parts, pages, sites, & portals

More information on Stream (on SharePoint)

Features in Stream (on SharePoint)

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